Irish Mixed Foursomes

Irish Mixed Foursomes


The Irish Mixed Foursomes is a national mixed foursomes competition.  The competition is a knockout matchplay tournament from the outset, with New Ross facing regional opponents in the first number of rounds.  The Leinster semi finals and final are played at a neutral venue in August each year, with the winners going forward to the national semi finals.

New Ross won the All Ireland Mixed Foursomes in 1981.

The basics:

  • Team consists of 5 men and 5 women
  • Played by Foursomes match play
  • Age – not less than 18 on 1st of Jan on year of tournament
  • Handicap
    • Combined handicap of each pair must NOT be LOWER than 19 based on lowest playing handicap held during preceding calendar year
    • Each player must have played a minimum of 4 qualifying competitions in the previous calendar year
    • The handicap for matches is the lowest playing handicap in the previous calendar year*
    • If combined playing handicap of any pair exceeds 27, the pair must play off 27*
    • Match Play Handicap Allowance – half of the full difference between the combined handicap of either side.
    • The men’s card will operate for stroke allowance. If card prescribes a match play allowance formula, this formula must be used. If not, use stroke index.
  • All matches must be played to a conclusion (unless an overall result has been reached).
  • Unfinished matches are halved.
  • Teams may play in any combined handicap order

*changed since 2014

Team Managers 2016

Rory Hussey & Mary Kavanagh (087 7901251 – Rory)

New Ross have been drawn against Borris in the first round, with the match to be decided on or before Sunday April 10th.  View the full draw below:

2016 Irish Mixed Foursomes Leinster Draw


New Ross 3.5 v 1.5 Borris.  New Ross face the winners of Wexford & Rosslare in the next round.

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